Carolinas WPA

UPDATE from Carolinas WPA President Collie Fulford regarding our fall conference (September 17-19) at Wildacres

Dear Carolinas WPA members, conference presenters, and other participants:


It is with everyone’s safety in mind that the board and I have decided to cancel the conference at Wildacres that was planned from September 17-19.


We yield to the urgency of Hurricane Florence.


After the storm has passed we will determine whether we can attempt a new fall date at Wildacres or whether to wait until our spring conference to reconvene.  We will reimburse all conference fees if we are unable to reschedule, and we will of course refund any who cannot attend during a new date.


I appreciate all of the hard work of the board, the presenters, our keynote and workshop leaders, and the Wildacres staff as we prepared for this conference.  Right now it is simply more important to prepare for the storm.


Be safe, friends.  I hope to have more specifics for registrants next week about new plans to learn from and support each other in writing leadership.




Carolinas WPA was formed in 2003 to encourage communication among community colleges, colleges, and universities, public and private, in North Carolina and South Carolina. Members represent a variety of writing programs, including writing centers, writing across the curriculum programs, first-year writing programs, professional writing programs, and undergraduate writing majors/minors. Carolinas WPA enables regional writing program administrators and teachers to share concerns and issues related to writing instruction and to the administration of writing programs.


Carolinas WPA hosts two conferences each year and a CCCC event most years:

  • The 15th Annual Fall Conference at Wildacres Retreat Center was to take place September 17-19, 2018, but was cancelled due to complications stemming from Hurricane Florence. Information about a possible rescheduling will be posted here and on the conference page.
  • Meeting in the Middle, held at the UNC-Charlotte Center City Campus, most recently took place on February 16, 2018. The date for the 2019 Meeting in the Middle has not yet been set.

Visit the Conferences page to learn more about both conferences.


Anytime of the year, you can connect with other regional writing program administrators through the Carolinas WPA listserv. The Listserv page explains how to join.


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